The Homing Instinct: Meaning and Mystery in Animal Migration

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Praise for LIFE EVERLASTING:

"Biologist Bernd Heinrich’s exploration of death, bodies, and way they are recycled (through birds or bugs or bacteria) is both a field guide of exquisite detail and a thoughtful meditation on the connectedness of all things." - Boston Globe

"Death is usually considered the end of life, but in Life Everlasting, naturalist Bernd Heinrich ( The Nesting Season) explains in fascinating detail that it's just a continuation of the life cycle....Dense and compelling, Life Everlasting scrutinizes a subject that many might find taboo and questions whether modern burial practices are for the best." - Shelf Awareness for Readers

"Despite focusing on death and decay, Life Everlasting is far from morbid; instead, it is life-affirming. Bernd Heinrich, emeritus professor of biology at the University of Vermont in Burlington, does a tremendous job of convincing the reader that physical demise is not an end to life, but an opportunity for renewal." - Nature Magazine

 

Praise for WHY WE RUN:

“ . . . thoroughly engrossing . . . As inspiring as it is fascinating, this book should have wide appeal both within and beyond the athletic world”—Publishers Weekly

 “The book operates on several levels: as a memoir, natural history, experimental training guide.… There is an unfailing wonder in [Heinrich’s] writing that gives the book a transforming visual quality.”—New York Times Book Review

“A meditation on humanity. It is the work of a mind that is restless in the most profound sense.…”—Boston Sunday Globe

 

Praise for THE SNORING BIRD:

"Arguably today's finest naturalist author...our latter-day Thoreau."--Publishers Weekly

"Heinrich, who combines his keen scientific eye with the soul of a poet, enthralls." --New York Times Book Review

"One of the finest living examples of that strange hybrid: the science writer."--Los Angeles Times Book Review

"...brilliant...there is in Heinrich's every page, wonderment." --San Francisco Chronicle

 

Praise for WHY WE RUN:

"As inspiring as it is fascinating, this book should have wide appeal both within and beyond the athletic world."--Publishers Weekly

 

Praise for SUMMER WORLD:

"Bernd Heinrich . . . has been . . . writing about [nature] with brio, for decades. Perhaps his most attractive quality . . . . is his ability to find something intellectually stimulating whenever he steps out the door. . . . The man is irrepressible."--New York Times Book Review

"One of our greatest living naturalists...Heinrich, author of 15 marvelous, mind-altering books, is a national treasure." --LA Times

"This is hands-and-knees science at its most engaging...as the great greening occurs all around us, we can only hope to see half as much as Heinrich does."--Boston Globe

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Acclaimed scientist and author Bernd Heinrich has returned every year since boyhood to a beloved patch of western Maine woods. What is the biology in humans of this deep-in-the-bones pull toward a particular place, and how is it related to animal homing?

Heinrich explores the fascinating science chipping away at the mysteries of animal migration: how geese imprint true visual landscape memory; how scent trails are used by many creatures, from fish to insects to amphibians, to pinpoint their home if they are displaced from it; and how the tiniest of songbirds are equipped for solar and magnetic orienteering over vast distances. Most movingly, Heinrich chronicles the spring return of a pair of sandhill cranes to their home pond in the Alaska tundra. With his trademark “marvelous, mind-altering” prose (Los Angeles Times), he portrays the unmistakable signs of deep psychological emotion in the newly arrived birds—and reminds us that to discount our own emotions toward home is to ignore biology itself.

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